“Duck Dynasty” Patriarch Says Blacks Were “Happy” Pre-Welfare And Men Should Prefer Box To Man-Cakes

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Well damn. Tell us how you really feel Phil. The stars of reality TV’s most popular show “Duck Dynasty” are featured in the January 2014 issue of GQ.

Drew Magary toured the Louisiana backwater with Phil Robertson and his clan to find out how a family of squirrel-eating, Bible-thumping, catchphrase-spouting duck hunters became the biggest TV stars in America… And what they’ll do now that they have 14 million fervent disciples.

Family patriarch Phil Robertson doesn’t hold back on sharing his views, despite holding a more than a few controversial ones. Peep a few quotes below:

On growing up in pre-civil-rights-era Louisiana

“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

What type of deep down in Dixie fantasyland did Robertson grow up in? “Song of the South”? SMH. Like some oppressed cotton workers are going to complain about Jim Crow to a white person, no matter how poor?! Grandpa needs a reality check.

Hit the flip for more of his views on healthcare, politics, sin and sexuality.

Credit: Jeff Reidel/GQ

…on sin:

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine.”

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Yikes… Think GLAAD will attempt an intervention?

Credit: Jeff Reidel/GQ

On why he voted Romney in 2012

“If I’m lost at three o’clock in a major metropolitan area…I ask myself: Where would I rather be trying to walk with my wife and children? One of the guys who’s running for president is out of Chicago, Illinois, and the other one is from Salt Lake City, Utah. [Editor’s note: Romney is from Boston, not Salt Lake City.] Where would I rather be turned around at three o’clock in the morning? I opted for Salt Lake City. I think it would be safer.”


…on sacrificing their privacy in order to spread the good word:

“For the sake of the Gospel, it was worth it… All you have to do is look at any society where there is no Jesus. I’ll give you four: Nazis, no Jesus. Look at their record. Uh, Shintos? They started this thing in Pearl Harbor. Any Jesus among them? None. Communists? None. Islamists? Zero. That’s eighty years of ideologies that have popped up where no Jesus was allowed among those four groups. Just look at the records as far as murder goes among those four groups.”

What kind of history classes did this guy take again?

Do you think the show is so popular because many people share Phil’s views? Or is it just because they’re a family full of characters?

Credit: Jeff Reidel/GQ

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